If there's one tradition that corresponds closely with Thanksgiving and the holidays, it's large quantities of leftovers. Finding storage solutions for the remains of your bounteous banquet can be difficult. Here are some tips.
Before you begin cooking for Thanksgiving, make room in your freezer. According to the USDA, cooked turkey lasts four months in the freezer—plenty of time to use up your leftovers without eating turkey for every meal.
Take the work out of eating leftovers by storing a little of everything in several meal-sized containers. Then when you want a quick meal, grab one of the containers from the refrigerator and heat it in the microwave.
After gorging yourself on a Thanksgiving meal, you and your family may want a little time away from the leftovers. Try spicing them up by using them to make other meals—use ham to make split pea soup, or mix your ham and potatoes with eggs, bell peppers, and onion for a breakfast frittata. You can use turkey to make comforting homemade turkey-and-noodle soup or turkey potpies. For more clever leftover recipes, visit cdkitchen.com.
Send Goodies With Guests
How better to handle leftovers than to give them to your Thanksgiving guests? Divide and conquer storage of your extra food by sending some home with friends and family.
Until next time,
The Home Know-It-All